I have been thinking lately that it is too bad we only acknowledge the passing of each year. For some of us who have lives that are difficult (but yes, ones that we have chosen) making it through a month is a milestone.
Fresh starts are great things. New Year’s day for many is a time to re-evaluate and make resolutions and plans for the year to come. We see it as a new beginning and we often use that to make major life changes.
What if we started doing so every month? What if the end of a month became a time where we rejoiced that we made it through that month, especially if it was a difficult one? What if we felt the same way about the beginning of each month as we do about the start of each year -- that it was a new opportunity to make changes and begin again?
What if we looked back on the month and gave thanks for the good things that happened and gave God thanks for getting us through the hard times?
Celebrating the passing of a month isn’t quite like a year. In fact, you can’t even call a monthly celebration an anniversary because the word anniversary comes from the latin word “annum” which means year. And monthiversary sounds kind of dorky.
I don’t know that I am going to start a trend here and that people are going to walk around tomorrow saying “Happy New Month” or “Happy Monthiversary” but I do think that the end of and old month and the beginning of a new month should signify something. Celebrating 12 times a year instead of once, even if it isn’t to the same extent, can’t be a bad thing, right?
So, do you have any New Month’s Resolutions? Are you grateful for anything that happened in May? Or has it been a hard month that you are glad is over? Or a little bit of both?
For me it has been a month of real highs and real lows and I’m glad to turn over the calendar page and move on. But Happy monthiversary or Happy New Month or Happy New Month’s Eve, technically.
Want to start a trend?